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Hundreds Hurt In South African Train Crash

More than 600 commuters were reported injured in a train crash during the evening rush hour in the South African township of Soweto in Johannesburg.

At least two of the casualties were reported to be in a critical condition.

Witnesses said a commuter train hit a stationary train from behind and that the force threw some of the passengers through the windows.

An investigation has now been opened into the cause of the crash -- one of the biggest such incidents on the railways in South Africa for years.

compiled from agency reports